P&C Editorial: “Pull the trigger on gun checks”

A recent Pageland, S.C. gun bust in which officials discovered thousands of guns hoarded by a single man triggers, along with continued mass shootings strikes at the heart of renewed American soul-searching” about the availability of guns in the U.S. Source: Reuters

Former state Rep. Bakari Sellers, now a commentator for CNN, writes that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “must resign” amid revelations about a 2014 police shooting in which a Chicago officer shot a local teen 16 times, killing him. Source: CNN

Aiken County Republican state Rep. Chris Corley sent out a Christmas card bearing an old image of the Confederate flag flying in front of the Statehouse, urging recipients to use the holidays to “ask for forgiveness of all your sins such as betrayal.” Source: Aiken Standard, AP, P&C

$5.3 million: The amount proposed the state should spend to memorialize the Confederate flag in the state’s Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Source: P&C

South Carolina will get $3.5 billion as part of a $305 billion national spending bill to improve state highways. Source: McClatchy

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be in Charleston over the weekend for a town hall meeting with state Sen. Marlon Kimpson. Source: WCBD-TV

Vice President Joe Biden praised Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s character in an address before a dinner honoring the long-serving mayor, which also served as a fundraiser for the International African-American Museum. Riley has said that raising the needed money for the museum is his next endeavor after he leaves office in January. Source: P&C

College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell informed the university this week that the school’s deficit has grown by more than $600,000 to $2.1 million. Source: P&C

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